The first table below looks at the demand for MS Office skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 55 65 99
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +34
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 295 253 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.13% 3.49% 2.49%
As % of the Applications category 26.15% 22.90% 18.68%
Number of salaries quoted 255 206 158
Average salary £26,000 £29,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.86% +7.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £19,500 £16,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £53,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
Applications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
1128 1105 1001
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.79% 15.24% 13.33%
Number of salaries quoted 924 922 882
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £21,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
MS Office
England

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MS Office
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region.

MS Office Salary Trend in the North West

MS Office
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

MS Office Salary Histogram in the North West

MS Office
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +17 155 £26,500 -1.85% 17
Cheshire -5 89 £30,000 +1.69% 17
Lancashire +1 29 £22,250 -14.42% 2
Merseyside -5 21 £20,000 -36.50% 5
Cumbria +6 4 £24,000 -30.43%
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office.

1 390 (72.09%) Microsoft
2 287 (53.05%) MS Excel
3 242 (44.73%) Windows
4 138 (25.51%) SQL
5 132 (24.40%) Active Directory
6 104 (19.22%) Windows 7
7 96 (17.74%) SQL Server
8 93 (17.19%) Finance
9 92 (17.01%) Project Management
10 83 (15.34%) ITIL
10 83 (15.34%) TCP/IP
11 78 (14.42%) Windows Server 2003
12 76 (14.05%) MS Exchange
12 76 (14.05%) Windows Server 2008
13 68 (12.57%) Degree
14 67 (12.38%) Windows XP
15 59 (10.91%) .NET
16 55 (10.17%) VMware
17 54 (9.98%) MS PowerPoint
18 51 (9.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 49 (9.06%) C#
20 48 (8.87%) SharePoint
20 48 (8.87%) Microsoft Certification
21 47 (8.69%) Windows Server 2012
22 45 (8.32%) MCP
23 44 (8.13%) T-SQL
23 44 (8.13%) PRINCE2
24 43 (7.95%) Oracle
24 43 (7.95%) Management Information System
25 42 (7.76%) Citrix

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 76 (14.05%) MS Exchange
2 48 (8.87%) SharePoint
3 29 (5.36%) IIS
4 22 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2007
5 19 (3.51%) Lync
6 17 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2003
8 11 (2.03%) SAS
9 7 (1.29%) Tomcat
9 7 (1.29%) CMS
10 6 (1.11%) Office Communications Server
11 4 (0.74%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.55%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.55%) Site Server
12 3 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
14 1 (0.18%) GroupWise
Applications
1 287 (53.05%) MS Excel
2 54 (9.98%) MS PowerPoint
3 33 (6.10%) MS Project
4 24 (4.44%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.55%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.37%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.37%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.37%) SketchUp
7 2 (0.37%) Revit
8 1 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.18%) SPSS
8 1 (0.18%) Maya
8 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.18%) Windchill
8 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.18%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 10 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.74%) Google Analytics
3 4 (0.74%) Tridion
4 3 (0.55%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 3 (0.55%) Visualfiles
4 3 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.37%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.37%) SalesLogix
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.18%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.18%) Retail-J
6 1 (0.18%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.33%) Office 365
2 13 (2.40%) SaaS
3 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 83 (15.34%) TCP/IP
2 40 (7.39%) DNS
3 36 (6.65%) VPN
4 28 (5.18%) DHCP
4 28 (5.18%) Internet
5 26 (4.81%) LAN
6 24 (4.44%) WAN
7 19 (3.51%) SAN
8 16 (2.96%) Firewall
9 12 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (1.85%) HTTP
11 9 (1.66%) VoIP
11 9 (1.66%) Network Security
12 8 (1.48%) VLAN
12 8 (1.48%) Intranet
12 8 (1.48%) Wireless
12 8 (1.48%) SSL
13 7 (1.29%) HTTPS
13 7 (1.29%) PSTN
13 7 (1.29%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (17.74%) SQL Server
2 51 (9.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 38 (7.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (3.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (2.77%) SQL Server 2005
7 14 (2.59%) Relational Database
8 10 (1.85%) QlikView
9 9 (1.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (1.29%) MS Access
10 7 (1.29%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (0.74%) EDMS
12 4 (0.74%) MySQL
12 4 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (0.55%) DTS
13 3 (0.55%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.55%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 7 (1.29%) JIRA
2 4 (0.74%) Eclipse
2 4 (0.74%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.37%) Selenium
4 2 (0.37%) UltraEdit
5 1 (0.18%) Hudson
5 1 (0.18%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.18%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.18%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.18%) Subversion
General
1 93 (17.19%) Finance
2 34 (6.28%) Telecoms
3 33 (6.10%) Legal
4 28 (5.18%) Retail
5 20 (3.70%) Marketing
6 14 (2.59%) Pharmaceutical
6 14 (2.59%) Automotive
7 13 (2.40%) Law
8 12 (2.22%) Banking
9 7 (1.29%) Local Government
10 6 (1.11%) Billing
10 6 (1.11%) Back Office
11 4 (0.74%) Games
11 4 (0.74%) Advertising
12 2 (0.37%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.37%) Publishing
13 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.18%) Front Office
13 1 (0.18%) French Language
13 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 178 (32.90%) Analyst
2 63 (11.65%) Support Analyst
3 55 (10.17%) IT Support
4 51 (9.43%) Support Engineer
5 45 (8.32%) Developer
6 43 (7.95%) 2nd Line Support
7 35 (6.47%) Business Analyst
8 24 (4.44%) IT Support Analyst
8 24 (4.44%) Service Analyst
9 22 (4.07%) 1st Line Support
9 22 (4.07%) Project Manager
10 21 (3.88%) Service Desk Analyst
10 21 (3.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 21 (3.88%) Consultant
11 20 (3.70%) IT Support Engineer
12 19 (3.51%) Applications Support
12 19 (3.51%) Administrator
13 15 (2.77%) Graduate
13 15 (2.77%) Desktop Support
13 15 (2.77%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (10.91%) .NET
2 28 (5.18%) XML
3 13 (2.40%) .NET Framework
4 12 (2.22%) ASP.NET
5 11 (2.03%) CSS
6 8 (1.48%) COM
7 7 (1.29%) HTML
8 4 (0.74%) jQuery
8 4 (0.74%) J2EE
9 3 (0.55%) Classic ASP
10 2 (0.37%) Ajax
11 1 (0.18%) JPA
11 1 (0.18%) HTML5
11 1 (0.18%) CSS3
11 1 (0.18%) HornetQ
11 1 (0.18%) Sass
11 1 (0.18%) JSP
11 1 (0.18%) Web Services
11 1 (0.18%) XSD
11 1 (0.18%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 43 (7.95%) Management Information System
2 17 (3.14%) Blackberry
3 16 (2.96%) Visualisation
4 12 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 12 (2.22%) iPhone
4 12 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (1.85%) Mathematics
6 8 (1.48%) NHS
7 7 (1.29%) Statistics
8 6 (1.11%) Physics
8 6 (1.11%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (1.11%) Clustering
9 5 (0.92%) Smart Meter
9 5 (0.92%) IVR
10 4 (0.74%) E-Learning
10 4 (0.74%) Fat Client
10 4 (0.74%) Thin Client
10 4 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.55%) Social Media
11 3 (0.55%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 242 (44.73%) Windows
2 104 (19.22%) Windows 7
3 78 (14.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 76 (14.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 67 (12.38%) Windows XP
6 47 (8.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 38 (7.02%) Linux
8 30 (5.55%) Windows 8
9 14 (2.59%) UNIX
9 14 (2.59%) Android
10 10 (1.85%) Windows Vista
11 6 (1.11%) Windows 2000
12 5 (0.92%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (0.74%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.55%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.37%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.18%) Windows NT
16 1 (0.18%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (17.01%) Project Management
2 83 (15.34%) ITIL
3 44 (8.13%) PRINCE2
4 42 (7.76%) Time Management
5 38 (7.02%) CRM
6 37 (6.84%) Change Management
6 37 (6.84%) Migration
7 33 (6.10%) Service Delivery
7 33 (6.10%) Business Intelligence
8 27 (4.99%) Service Management
9 25 (4.62%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (4.44%) Document Management
10 24 (4.44%) Business Analysis
10 24 (4.44%) Data Migration
10 24 (4.44%) ETL
11 22 (4.07%) Systems Analysis
12 21 (3.88%) ERP
13 16 (2.96%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (2.96%) Change Control
14 15 (2.77%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 138 (25.51%) SQL
2 49 (9.06%) C#
3 44 (8.13%) T-SQL
4 36 (6.65%) VB
5 24 (4.44%) VBA
6 20 (3.70%) C
7 16 (2.96%) Java
8 10 (1.85%) JavaScript
9 7 (1.29%) C++
10 6 (1.11%) Python
10 6 (1.11%) VB.NET
10 6 (1.11%) PowerShell
11 4 (0.74%) VBScript
12 2 (0.37%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.37%) ABAP
13 1 (0.18%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.18%) VB6
Qualifications
1 68 (12.57%) Degree
2 48 (8.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 45 (8.32%) MCP
4 26 (4.81%) MCSA
5 24 (4.44%) Security Cleared
6 23 (4.25%) MCSE
7 22 (4.07%) MCTS
8 13 (2.40%) SC Cleared
9 12 (2.22%) MCITP
10 9 (1.66%) ISTQB
11 7 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (1.29%) CCNA
11 7 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (1.11%) HND
13 4 (0.74%) MOS
13 4 (0.74%) A+ Certification
14 3 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 3 (0.55%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (6.84%) SLA
2 11 (2.03%) QA
3 4 (0.74%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.18%) BS7799
System Software
1 132 (24.40%) Active Directory
2 35 (6.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (5.36%) Hyper-V
4 14 (2.59%) vSphere
5 8 (1.48%) VMware ESX
6 7 (1.29%) XenApp
6 7 (1.29%) Snort
7 6 (1.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 6 (1.11%) Terminal Services
8 4 (0.74%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.55%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.55%) NFS
9 3 (0.55%) Xen
9 3 (0.55%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.18%) XenServer
11 1 (0.18%) SpamAssassin
11 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (1.66%) Backup Exec
2 8 (1.48%) SCCM
3 7 (1.29%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (1.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 7 (1.29%) Nessus
4 5 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (0.74%) DameWare
6 3 (0.55%) OpenView
6 3 (0.55%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (0.37%) SCOM
7 2 (0.37%) WSUS
7 2 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.18%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 390 (72.09%) Microsoft
2 55 (10.17%) VMware
3 43 (7.95%) Oracle
4 42 (7.76%) Citrix
5 38 (7.02%) HP
6 22 (4.07%) Dell
7 19 (3.51%) SAP
7 19 (3.51%) McAfee
8 15 (2.77%) Cisco
8 15 (2.77%) Symantec
8 15 (2.77%) Fujitsu
9 14 (2.59%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (1.66%) Avaya
11 8 (1.48%) NEC
11 8 (1.48%) Business Objects
12 7 (1.29%) Lumension
12 7 (1.29%) Splunk
12 7 (1.29%) Becrypt
12 7 (1.29%) LogRhythm
12 7 (1.29%) Juniper
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